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An Introduction to Gerontology

An Introduction to Gerontology

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Cambridge University Press, 3/31/2011
EAN 9780521513302, ISBN10: 0521513308

Hardcover, 458 pages, 24.6 x 18.9 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

With the world's population getting increasingly older, there has never been a more pressing need for the study of old age and ageing. An Introduction to Gerontology provides a wide-ranging introduction to this important topic. By assuming no prior expert knowledge and avoiding jargon, this book will guide students through all the main subjects in gerontology, covering both traditional areas, such as biological and social ageing, and more contemporary areas, such as technology, the arts and sexuality. An Introduction to Gerontology is written by a team of international authors with multidisciplinary backgrounds who draw evidence from a variety of different perspectives and traditions.

1. Introduction Ian Stuart-Hamilton
2. The biology of ageing
a primer João Pedro de Magalhães
3. Fostering resilience, promoting health, and preventing disease in older adults Sharon Ostwald and Carmel Dyer
4. Ageing and health
managing co-morbidities and functional disability in older people Carmel Dyer and Sharon Ostwald
5. Social care and older people Raymond Ngan
6. Cognitive processes and ageing Paul Verhaeghen
7. The psychology of atypical ageing Bob Woods
8. Sociological perspectives on ageing Kate Davidson
9. Retirement Lynn McDonald
10. Sexuality and ageing Rebecca Flyckt and Sheryl A. Kingsberg
11. Policies on ageing Suzanne Wait
12. Cross-cultural differences in ageing Sandra Torres
13. Technology and ageing Anthea Tinker
14. Literary portrayals of ageing Diana Wallace
15. Palliative care for older adults Lynn O'Neill and Sean Morrison
16. Conclusions Ian Stuart-Hamilton.

Advance praise: 'This is a highly readable introduction to the exciting challenges posed by the study of ageing, written by an impressive international group of experts. Its broad ranging character, engaging with topics such as retirement, sexuality, technology and cross-cultural differences, will make it attractive to a wide range of readership.' Peter G. Coleman, Professor of Psychogerontology, University of Southampton